Good Idea/Bad Idea: Bigger Breasts Through Slapping
Thai beautician Khemmika Na Songkhla promises to give you bigger breasts by slapping them. Good idea? Or really, really weird idea?
Look out, breast augmentation surgery, because there’s a new kid in town—and it doesn’t need knives to do its job. Thai beautician Khemmika Na Songkhla is the only person in the entire world who claims to be able to enlarge your breasts without surgery—by slapping them.
That’s right: By letting Khemmika, who is also known as Khunying Tobnom, slap your breasts around for a bit, you can allegedly experience the joys of surgery-free breast enhancement. What’s more, according to Oddity Central, the Thai Health Ministry conducted a six-month study on Khemmika’s slapping treatments, the results of which deemed the technique to be a feasible alternative to plastic surgery. Don’t believe me? Here, check out this video:
I… don’t even know what to do with this. On the one hand, it’s nice to think that if you’re REALLY unhappy with your breast size, there’s a way to do something about it without resorting to chopping yourself up. But on the other hand, I mean… SLAPPING? How does this even WORK? Oddity Central reports that the technique “guides the fat from areas around the breast” and pushes it “towards the breast, creating a fuller appearance and size.” So I guess by smacking your breasts around for an hour over six 10-minute sessions, the treatments more or less take your fat and shove it in places where it might look better? Hmmm. Khemmika also records her clients’ original breast sizes before their treatments, then records their new sizes after the treatments, and lo and behold, a woman with a 30-inch bust should end up with a 32-inch bust by the end of it all. Two whole inches? Wow.
But here’s my question: Is it permanent? I can’t imagine how it would be; generally, fat likes to go where it’s supposed to go, so it would stand to reason that after a while, it would just shift back to its original location. Right? Furthermore, part of me can’t help but think that the reason they look bigger after the treatments isn’t because of rearranged fat, but rather, because they’re swollen FROM BEING HIT. A LOT. And yes, Khemmika’s clients say it hurts.
Interestingly, slapping isn’t just for breasts, either. Khemmika offers slapping treatments for the whole body, including faces. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what the technique is supposed to DO for faces—maybe it redistributes facial pudge into a more aesthetically pleasing arrangement? That’s what I took away from that one girl in the video with the before and after shots of her face; in the after shot, her face looks thinner and her chin is more defined. That girl, by the way, was so taken with the treatment that she’s now training to learn the face-slapping technique. I guess beauty slapping isn’t just a treatment—it’s a way of life.
Of course, you’ll have to book yourself a flight to Bangkok if you want to experience Khemmika’s fabled breast-slapping; furthermore, if you want to learn the technique yourself, it’ll cost you. Khemmika considers slapping to be valuable knowledge—she learned it from her grandmother, and apparently no one else in the world knows how to do it—so the application process for enrollment in the classes is lengthy, and the prices of the classes themselves are high: 10 million baht, or $330,000 for body-sculpting; 8 million baht, or $260,000 for breast-slapping; and 5 million baht, or $165,000 for face-slapping. She’s had 40 applicants, but so far she’s only accepted four of them.
I don’t know about this. I think I’ll pass. My breasts may be on the small side, but I’m kind of okay with that. Besides, I’m a little afraid that they’d get mad at me for allowing someone to smack them around like that, and the last thing I want is my own breasts to revolt against me.
Tell us: What do you think about breast-slapping, Bettys? Could it work? Would you try it?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.